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Sometimes young researchers need more than just money to help them pursue their projects. It can be equally important to have experienced experts on hand to give them insights into practical applications and put them in touch with valuable professional contacts. The Evonik Foundation offers young academics both – not only material but also non-material support – while they prepare their doctoral, diploma or master’s thesis.
Is there a specific funding focus?
The scholarship focus in 2016 is on new polymer systems for pharmaceutical and medical applications.
Who can apply?
Applications can be submitted by students preparing doctoral, diploma and master’s theses, as well as by young postdoctoral researchers. Requirements for applicants include the following:
- excellent academic performance and
- research projects that truly stand out.
- Furthermore, applicants should not be able to sufficiently fund their academic study themselves or with means provided by their parents or other parties.
What form does funding take?
- Diploma and master’s theses: six months, 250 – 400 euros/month
- Semester abroad: six months, 400 – 600 euros/month
- Doctoral programme: two years (option to extend), 1,400 euros/month
- Postdoctoral studies: one year’s funding is decided on a case-by-case basis
Each scholarship holder is assigned an advisor to answer technical questions, offer insights into practical applications and put them in touch with valuable professional contacts.
When is the closing date for applications?
The next closing date for applications is 31 March 2016.